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Working with Artists

Working with Artists

    You don’t stumble upon your heritage. It’s there, just waiting to be explored and shared.                                                                                                                                       Robbie Robertson Our blog may have gone quiet but the work on Fabric of Life has continued. Following on from our many visits to local museums, the V&A and the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre our four groups … Continue reading

Theatre, Gender and Sexuality

Theatre, Gender and Sexuality

Hi! I’m Phoebe, and I am delighted to be a theatre practitioner involved in the Fabric of Life Project. As a bit of a history nerd myself (though certainly no expert!) as well as being bisexual, this project is right up my street! For my first blog post, I thought I would give you a … Continue reading

The V&A … Three times!

The V&A … Three times!

Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak. Rachel Zoe. London’s Victoria and Albert Museum has the largest and most comprehensive collection of dress in the world so we would have been crazy not to take the young people working on the Fabric of Life to London for a visit. The … Continue reading

One Week, Three Museums!

One Week, Three Museums!

The Munitions workers had already established their image in tunic and trousers, but were mainly centred in industrial towns and worked indoors. The Women’s Defence Relief Corps had introduced the idea of longish smock and gaiters and boots, but not as compulsory uniform. Now the Land Army girl was officially clad in twill breeches, pullover and … Continue reading

Guest blog: Ceramicist Geraldine Francis considers the challenges and benefits of delivering Arts Award as an artist practitioner

Guest blog: Ceramicist Geraldine Francis considers the challenges and benefits of delivering Arts Award as an artist practitioner

A few years ago, I was lucky enough to receive a grant towards training as an Arts Award Adviser. Arts Award is a scheme which allows young people to evidence their creative activities and gain a nationally recognised qualification. As a Montessorian and an admirer of the Reggio Emelia philosophy the structure of this programme … Continue reading

The Fabric of Life

The Fabric of Life

Gone were the buxom femininity of the Edwardian lady and the bluff machismo of the Edwardian gent. The new woman lopped off her hair, first bobbing it, then shingling it … and then cutting it all off into an Eton crop, the shortest of all. She wore cloche hats and sporty, androgynous-looking jumpers, her breasts … Continue reading

Opportunity: Wiltshire Youth Arts Partnership seeks freelance project evaluator for HLF funded Fabric of Life project

Opportunity: Wiltshire Youth Arts Partnership seeks freelance project evaluator for HLF funded Fabric of Life project

Wiltshire Youth Arts Partnership is seeking to appoint a highly experienced, freelance project evaluator to devise and effectively deliver a comprehensive evaluation plan for the Heritage Lottery Funded project- Fabric of Life. Background The Wiltshire Youth Arts Partnership is the Youth Arts Partnership organisation for Wiltshire Councils Early Help Service. WYAP’s function is to fundraise, … Continue reading

Opportunity: Call out for dance assistant

Opportunity: Call out for dance assistant

WYAP Dance is looking for a dance assistant to assist with the teaching of their weekly class in Tidworth until Christmas (with a possible extension). The class takes place every Thursday at the Wellington Academy from 5-6.30pm. The participants are aged between 11 and 16 and have a mixture of dance experience. The class is … Continue reading

Training: Creative Consultation with Young People

Training: Creative Consultation with Young People

Creative Consultation with Young People. 10th November 2016, 10 am- 4.15 pm, Tobacco Factory, Bristol The Course: A one-day course to provide you with hands on, practical tips and techniques for effective youth arts consultation. With increasing pressure from national and local government, funders and young people themselves, it’s time to arm yourself with the … Continue reading